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Founded in 1884 by Louth Naturalists',
Antiquarian and Literary Society
Registered Charity No. 1145436

A Local Independent Museum
Nationally Accredited
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Special Events 2019

Louth Museum hosts and presents special events throughout the year so please keep checking this page for information about future events we have planned for the 2019 season.

The Mills of Louth and District - Ended

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11th September to 26th October Louth Stuart Sizer and John Sass

Evidence of windmills in England dates from the 12th century, with earlier references to “mills” (such as the 11th century Domesday Book where Louth had 13). These early mills were water powered either for grinding or fulling. Windmills appeared in England from c.1180. Every town and village depended on a mill to grind their grain into flour.

Our last exhibition of the year looks at the different types of mills through the ages and concentrates on those in Louth and the surrounding area. It looks at how the mills worked and at one family of Louth Millwrights, the Sanderson’s. It even covers the latest windmills which provide electricity!

Local Paintings - Ended

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26th June to 31st August Louth Ruth Gatenby and museum volunteers

Miss KentAn exhibition of paintings of local places and people, many of which have rarely, if ever, been on display to the public. In date they range from late 18th Century to the present day; some are by well-known artists and others by little-known amateurs.

One of the paintings which will be on display is of Miss Kent. Louth Museum was fortunate to have been given this picture of well-known Louth character, Miss Kent. It is an oil painting by local artist Elaine Drewery, dated 1985, and as Miss Kent died in 1983 it must have been painted posthumously.

Born in Lincoln in 1893, Mary Kent became a teacher, and her career included a spell as Governess in the Royal household of Spain. Her later years were very different - she lived a reclusive existence in a caravan up the London Road. An eccentric character she shouted at cars and hurled buckets of water at passing lorries.

100 years of the RAF around Louth - Ended

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3rd April to 1st June Louth Ian Muchall, Carol Hawthorne and Russell Howard

Louth Museum will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force by holding an exhibition featuring our local RAF stations. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 3rd April until Saturday 8th June 2019.

Lincolnshire was known as 'Bomber County' and for good reason as it was home to over 80 RAF bases during World War II with 15 in close proximity to Louth. The display will include photographs, brief station histories, stories of key events and personnel together with interesting artefacts relating to these bases.

It is hoped visitors will share their own memories of incidents, station life, the personnel who served and the effect of the RAF presence on local life. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the RAF in the Louth area and how big a part it played in helping to win the war and keep the peace.

In addition, there will be an activity area for children and also a competition to enter.


Our past Special Events

Special Events (2018)
Special Events (2017)
Special Events (2016)
Special Events (2015)
Special Events (2014)
Special Events (2013)
Special Events (2012)

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